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Poster: adks12020 Date: Apr 20, 2011 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob is NOT Pig

In all honesty I almost always skip over Good Lovin' no matter what the era is. Its a good song but I just never cared to hear the Grateful Dead play it.

In answer to your question though I would definitely take Pig over Bob on any of the tunes like that. His "rants" as you describe them just fit much better in that style of song than Bob's. His combined attitude and singing style just fit that genre better. Bobby just ends up sounding cheesy when he does that kind of stuff. I mean I get a kick out of his wails in Truckin' and Estimated but for a song like Good Lovin' it's more like a "what the hell is he doing?" reaction.

Back to my original point of skipping Good Lovin'...the reason I skip it in the early days is because a lot of them go on forever with not a lot happening. There is only so long I can take simple bluesy vamping with Pig (or Bob) wailing before I get bored. I'm sure my thoughts would be a little different if I had been lucky enough to catch shows with Pig but just listening to it doesn't do it for me.

I need to point out though that I LOVE PIGPEN. Mr. Charlie, Next Time You See Me, Two Souls in Communion and Chinatown Shuffle are a few of my favorite songs that the Dead ever played.